We welcomed this year’s group of AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers just in time to help respond to Eugene’s snow storm, and now we are saying goodbye.
They hit the ground running by clearing downtown sidewalks and pedestrian bridges of snow as soon as they came to town. For the rest of their five-week stay, the group helped plant trees, completed clean-up and infrastructure projects at local community gardens, and more.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time residential, team-based program for young adults from across the country. Members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience. Eugene Outdoors staff goes through an application process each year to host a group of volunteers who make a big impact on our community during their short stay. We look forward to the opportunity to host another group next year!